Since my house is for sale and I had to pack up most of my scrapbooking supplies ahead of the move, I thought I would post a few a few of my favorite packing and moving tips over the next few weeks. It might not come up for everyone, but if you are ever faced with packing and moving your scrapbooking/card making/crafty stuff, you know what a big task it can be.
The easiest way to get small embellishments from point A to point B is to put them in small plastic bags. Not only will the bags contain them and keep them from getting loose in your boxes, but the bags will also protect whatever is inside.
This is where I keep my small embellishments that are out of the packages:
It’s a Sterelite narrow 3-drawer storage container that can hold 8.5 x 11 sized paper.
The trays inside each drawer came from an inexpensive tool storage case like this one. I used to have several of them, but that ugly maroon color just didn’t add to the decor of my scrapbook room. When I discovered that the trays fit perfectly inside these units, I ditched the maroon cases and kept all of the trays.
For the move, I put the embellishments into a plastic bag and returned them to the tray. I still have access but everything is sealed and ready to move whenever I am. The bags keep like items together and everything won’t get mixed up when I place these units into boxes to move them. I also store my loose alphabet letters the same way and I’ve already bagged them up as well. A’s went into one bag, all the B’s went into a bag, etc…
You can find these bags in a variety of sizes at your local craft store. I usually find them in the jewelry section. I also like the small snack size bags you can find at the grocery store. It may not be the most environmentally sensitive way to go, but the bags are reusable. I always have a stash in my craft room to keep embellishments together when I create kits. The largest ones worked perfectly to hold my various journaling cards.
If you store your small embellishments in small jars or containers with lids and you don’t mind everything inside the jar/container getting mixed up, this step probably isn’t necessary. But for anything that you want to keep separated, these bags are a lifesaver.
Do you have any great tips for packing and moving your stash? I’d love to hear them!